Rick James

  • Calendar

    January 3, 2013

    Charlie Murphy

    Irvine Improv

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Top Five Classic "South Park" Musical Guests

    For 16 seasons now, "South Park" has been delighting viewers with its signature brand of absurdity, skewing any and everything in pop culture along the way. There's been quite a few music superstars immortalized on "South Park," some whose appearances were made without them even being consulted. Wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Guess Where I Ate; Win A Prize!

    ​Fans of Rick James will get this one quickly--and that's the only clue I'm giving because it's so blatantly obvious. Gentle readers: where did I purchase this pretty good pad Thai? One guess per comment, and no Weeklings allowed! Follow Stick a Fork in it on Twitter @ocweeklyfood or on& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Top Five Worst Black Rappers Ever

    ​I bet seeing Chuck D's photo below the headline "Top Five Worst Black Rappers Ever" almost made you shit your shorts, huh? Believe me, I love Chuck D. I just put him up there to grab your attention.Remember when I wrote this post about the top five worst white rappers ever? And then remember how ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 2, 2011

    Tommy Davidson

    Brea Improv

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Shaq Retires From Basketball; Top Five Reasons He Should Revive His Music Career

    ​Today NBA star Shaquille O'Neal posted on his Twitter account that "I'm retiring" and "Shaq ooout" today. On the video linked from his Tweet, he says, ""We did it. Nineteen years, baby. (I) want to thank you very much. That's why I'm telling you first, I'm about to retire. Love you. Talk to ... More >>

  • Music

    March 17, 2011

    Toro Y Moi Outlasts Blog Trends

    Chillwave latecomer shakes free of Internet hype

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Teena Marie Found Dead at 54 [Updated With Her Last Interview]

    Teena Marie, 1956 - 2010​UPDATE, 3:35 P.M., DEC. 27: Check out Teena Marie's last interview before she passed away with her daughter Alia Rose after the jump. The cause of her death is still to be determined.R&B singer Teena Marie, known as the "Ivory Queen of Soul," died this evening at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Top 5 Songs to Celebrate Prop 19 (If It Passes)

    Jorge Negreros​With just days away until the Nov. 2 elections, Proposition 19--the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act--is trailing badly according to a recent Los Angeles Times/USC poll. The survey found likely voters to oppose it by a wide margin of 51 percent to 39 percent. Prop. 19 bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    The Year in Music: 2008's Top Ten Pop Songs

    BY ANNIE ZALESKIPop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The foll ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 26, 2008


    Teena Marie

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    DJ Frane, Continental Room, May 27. 2008

    DJ Frane: very decks-toe-rous. I thought I might've been pouring it on too thick with this Heard Mentality post, but it turns out I wasn't effusive enough. Last night at the Continental Room's Behind the Red Curtain event, DJ Frane put on a master class of funk and turntablism (a panoply of scratch ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2007
  • Web

    July 13, 2006

    Remote Hog

    Chappelle Show (Lost Episodes)

  • Columns

    July 7, 2005
  • Columns

    August 12, 2004
  • Culture

    June 24, 2004


    Rat Hunting at the Redneck Ranch

  • Columns

    December 18, 2003

    VH1 Behind the Music: Saddam Hussein

    Can the Baghdad Fad Stage a Comeback, or is he Vanilla Iced?

  • Film

    July 24, 2003

    Pipe Dreams

    Garage Days is the movie equivalent of MTV

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    Way 2 Fonky

    DJ Quikunderexposed and loving it!

  • Food

    June 21, 2001

    The Hottest of Haute

    Chicken and waffles, together again

  • Music

    January 20, 2000

    Jews Control the Roots Music World

    And thank God for that!